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Chop Wood, Carry Water
Sunday, October 1, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm EDT
Zen Buddhism teaches ‘before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water; after enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.” The work of our lives goes on, and very few of us have the option to spend our time reading, journaling, praying and meditating. We raise kids, help with homework, commute to work, attend meetings, worry about deadlines, visit elderly parents, and that’s just a start. Let’s take a look at how the busyness of our lives, instead of being overwhelming, may be the substance that leads us to deeper awakening.